A home inspection is an objective visual examination of a home’s structure and systems.
The home inspection will determine the structural and mechanical soundness of the home. Your home inspector can identify existing and potential problem areas and suggest possible solutions as to the kind of work required. You should, if at all possible, accompany the home inspector during the inspection, or arrange to meet the inspector at the home at the conclusion of the inspection so he can walk you through the report. In all cases, you will receive a comprehensive report of all findings.
In addition to whole-home inspections as a condition of a purchase agreement, Spruceview also provides partial inspections for what we call Single-Point Inspection Services.
If you are selling your home, you may want a Pre-Listing Inspection.
If you’ve lived in your current home for three or more years, you may be interested in a Maintenance Inspection.
Your home is the biggest investment you will ever make in your life. The best way to protect that asset is with preventive maintenance. An inspection will identify minor issues before they lead to expensive repairs. You can extend the life of your home’s essential components at the same time as you conserve energy and cut down on costly utility bills.
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These are often requested by homeowners for various issues or specific concerns they may have about their current home and how to resolve them. Often, homeowners entering the planning stage for upcoming renovations will use this service to help identify potential issues regarding structural, mechanical, electrical, etc.
This inspection service will identify any deficiencies or issues prior to the home selling. You should call to arrange the inspection prior to listing with a realtor. It can be to your advantage to have a pre-sale inspection done in order to undertake any necessary repairs. Having a pre-listing inspection can often speed up the home-sale transaction, and show potential homebuyers you have nothing to hide and that there are no major issues with the home. A pre-listing inspection lets the seller and buyer know exactly what they are getting into before negotiations are entered into and completed – saving time and aggravation.
The initial home inspection you had done when you first bought the property – if indeed one was conducted – will no longer be applicable. You may have spent some time and money renovating parts of the house, while other issues have perhaps escaped your attention and been neglected. A maintenance inspection will provide you with an accurate list of repairs that may need completed, giving you confidence when dealing with contractors as to the extent and nature of the work you may be hiring them to undertake.